INTERNATIONAL

OECD guidance on data waiving for acute toxicity tests

Update on the ICH guideline on elemental impurities

IARC releases three assessments

JECFA summary and conclusions on food additives

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…OECD QSAR Toolbox Version 3.4

…Latest versions of CHESAR and REACH-IT now available

…ECHA advice on alternative methods

…Guidance on the environmental assessment of natural complex substances (NCSs)

…Identification of benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC)

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…New ECHA guidance

…Ninth adaptation to technical process

…New proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…Call for opinions on acetaldehyde

Biocidal Products Regulation

…New software for biocide dossier submission

…BPC opinions on biocidal substances

EC release impact assessment of new criteria to identify endocrine disruptors

JRC…

…considers the risk assessment of chemical mixtures

…reviews carcinogenicity testing across industrial sectors

…evaluates the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up (PMU)

EFSA…

…discusses current issues in toxicological risk assessment

…reviews exposure assessment methodologies

… guidance on the benchmark dose (BMD) approach to risk assessment

… dietary reference values (DRVs) for potassium and vitamin B6

…assesses ground sunflower seed hulls for use in food-contact materials

…evaluates the safety of calcium phosphoryl oligosaccharides in foods/food supplements

…assesses the safety of fermented soybean extract

…verdict on three flavouring groups

…evaluates malachite green (MG) contamination of seafood

…evaluates the health risks of microplastics and nanoplastics in food

…assesses TFB for use in food-contact materials

…reviews an organophosphate for use in food-contact materials

…assesses potassium metabisulphite as part of a food-contact device

…concludes on the safety of animal feed additives

…publishes conclusions on eight pesticides

…issues opinions on ‘basic substance’ applications

…releases rapporteur member state assessment reports on eight pesticides

…investigates pesticides with links to Parkinson’s disease and leukaemia

SCHEER issues opinion on tobacco additives

EMA…

…issues herbal product assessments

…publishes public statement on pyrrolizidine alkaloids in herbal medicines

DECOS…

…publishes draft carcinogenicity report on 1,2-dichloroethane

…assesses reproductive/developmental toxicity of DEGME

NEG-DECOS evaluates diesel exhaust

VKM publishes risk assessments of substances in food supplements and energy drinks

 

UNITED KINGDOM

SACN finalises report on vitamin D

PHE issues toxicological summary on mercury

COT…

…publishes outcomes of July meeting

…and makes available an addendum on aluminium

 

UNITED STATES

TCEQ issues new Development Support Documents (DSDs)

Outcome of the 139th meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian agencies release screening reports on environmental chemicals

APVMA issues public release summary on mandestrobin

NICNAS…

…issues IMAP assessments

…and releases reports on industrial chemicals